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Offline Adam

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Re: Opalescent Art Glass Basket
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2008, 01:44:50 PM »
Kristi - Re factories - yes.

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Re: Opalescent Art Glass Basket
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2008, 04:59:51 PM »
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Re: Opalescent Art Glass Basket
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2008, 07:24:50 PM »
Great article!  Thanks, Frank.  I'm going to see if I can get any of the cited references from the library.  Although the results seem fairly straightforward, it's tough to take them and directly apply them to the colors we see in fluorescent glass, and hope to single out the molecules involved.  For instance, most ABP glass glows light lime green, I assume due to the presence of lead and manganese.  I've found that a lot of Bohemian glass glows yellowish to a dirty orange; I wonder whether soda has something to do with it.  Who knows what impurities might be involved, and how much interaction there is among molecules that influence the fluorescent colors we see?

Adam, after reading more of your posts, I figured it must be the case that you worked for those companies, but by that time couldn't modify my post, sorry.  What a wealth of experience and information you must posess! 

Re skeleton molds:  I'm going to repost my question in a new thread; this isn't really the most appropriate place.

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Re: Opalescent Art Glass Basket
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2008, 08:00:07 AM »
... Oh, forgot to answer this:  "BTW — Apologies, I had to ask — Are you a descendant of the Silber of Silber & Fleming, whose c.1890 mail order glass and china catalogue is so useful to us today?"

No, sorry, never heard of 'em!  Is this a common reference on your side of the pond?

Both sides of the pond, I think.   Excellent reference.   Search for The Silber & Fleming Glass & China Book.   Last time I looked clean copies with dw were easily available and inexpensive.

There's one on eBay with a colour page of table centres and wall mirrors shown.   In the lower corners are two tiny threaded shell epergnes on mirror plateaux.   I have one of these in stock — The Silber & Fleming Glass & China Book is the only reference book I've found them in.   Just one example of its usefulness.

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Re: Opalescent Art Glass Basket
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2008, 04:17:15 PM »

As a reminder, this wonderful book was published under a different title in North America.  See this discussion:,11258.msg83308.html#msg83308


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